Saturday, 28 November 2015

It's the weekend!!!

Hi readers,

We've hit Saturday again AND it's the last one in November too - the Christmas chaos starts Tuesday!!! I already  have a pickup scheduled to see a Christmas gift on its way!

It's certainly felt like winter too, this past few days ... I've been wearing long sleeves (which will surprise many who know me personally) AND have the fire lit on several days too - positively brrrrr! However, it's less than four weeks till the shortest day and we all know what that means!

I've had a good few days when my mojo's plainly had a long sleeved sweater on too, and has been snuggled up under a blanket rather than accompanying me to the table of craftiness so it was nice to head round there yesterday and make the card below, which I like .....

My card
And a close up of the image panel
And my insert and envelope
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 2 x 13½cm square panels of white card
  • 2 x 14cm square panel of navy card
  • Kaisercraft numbers and distressed border images using Distress Ink in tumbled glass
  • Close to my Heart numbers stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Kaisercraft ? using my Distress Ink in hickory smoke
  • Kaisercraft bubble wrap image using Memento tangelo ink
  • Paper Artsy splatter image stamped using Distress Ink in blueprint sketch
  • Stamplorations sentiment builder stamped using both Ranger Archival jet black and cobalt blue inks
  • Ranger Distress glaze applied to de-activate the distress inks, to protect from water ingress in transit

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. 4 Crafty Chicks - challenge No. 274 - MASCULINE
  2. Crafting with attitude - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Aud Sentiments - challenge No. 145 - ANYTHING GOES + a sentiment
  4. Through The Craft Room Door - November 24th - 30th - ANYTHING GOES

And then on to another, slightly more GIRLY make ....

My card

And a closer view which (I HOPE) shows the twinkle of the wink of stella pens

And the insert and envelope
Materials used:

  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm square + a snippet for my image panel
  • One piece of black card cut to 14.1cm + snippet for my image panel
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle "One martini, two martini" image stamped on to snippet using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle "cocktail stick with fruit" stamped where the corners of my image panel would be adhered
  • Pro Markers (pumpkin, gold, pear, vanilla) used to colour and Wink of stella glitter brush pens (clear and gold) used to colour
  • On the insert and envelope Stamplorations sentiment builder stamped using Ranger Archival jet black and Memento tangelo inks

I'll be entering this fruity make for the following challenges:-

  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 252 - FRUIT
  2. Creative Corner - 27th November challenge - GLITZ and GLAMOUR - what could be more glamorous than cocktails .. with fruit!
  3. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 98 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Simply Papercrafts for all occasions - challenge No. 18 - ANYTHING GOES

What was I been doing whilst the mojo has been conspicuous in its absence? Well, I got my Christmas tree up (ready for a visit from a pal) and decorations up in my office .... not that it took long to site that, at all!!! A nice festive twinkle though and who can fail to be cheered by a bit of twinkle?!?!?

Have a fab weekend ......

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!


lilian said...

so glad you mojo came home to you mate,and some great makes well done,

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely cards and decorated envelopes. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

SARN said...

Ah, now these 2 cards are right up my street . . . so pleased Mr Mojo came out from under his blankie, grabbed a hot toddy and got to work!

Yeah baby . . . . who doesn't love a bit of twinkle!

Happy Weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

Glad you've got your mojo back Kathy. Two lovely cards and I d like the way you decorate the envelopes too. I enjoyed the video. Hope it will help me along with writing the Christmas cards. Just ten done so far. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

Maaike Uijthoven said...

great take on the fruit challenge, well done, i could see the winkof stella shimmer, it's hard to capture on film, so well done

Sharon said...

Great makes here, love the martini one especially! Happy weekend!

creationsnz said...

BOth great cards, glad you're on fire again

Lauren Hatwell said...

I see Mr Mojo is back in the purple palace. About time too :oD Looks like you're back on form Mrs. Lx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Both cards are brilliant .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Gerrina said...

Two bueatiful cards again! Great colours on the LIM-on and a fun sentiment :) Have a good wunday and colourfull week!

Sue - said...

Two fab cards Kathy. Glad your mojo is back and love your take on fruit for LIM.

Kamila R. said...

Such fun cards! Great design with the numbers very original! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
Kamila DT

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Awesome cards Kathy and always love your attention to detail.
Great colour choices too and thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Aileen (mum) said...

Hi Kathy, Thanks for the visit. I love your martini card, the sentiment is perfect and the glitter in the glasses, just finishes the whole thing off.

Anne said...

Two super cards Kathy, the martini one is so much fun, with a bit of festive sparkle and the numbers would have worked well last week lol!
Thank you for joining us
"Less is More"

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Kathy both fabulous CAS cards love the numbers jumble and bubble wrap image---Fabulous martini image and sentiment---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x

Chrissie said...

Fun cards Kathy, that Martini sentiment always makes me smile!
Sorry it's taken me all week to get around to visiting!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Your post is headed 'it's the weekend' and it's taken me until the following weekend to reach you! lol
Lovely cards once again, love the sparkle on your martinis. And well done for getting your decs up, mine are down from the loft in a heap in the hall, hopefully some will find a proper place this weekend!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Therese Engström said...

Nice card :-) Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges.
Hugs from Therese, DT